Make money by blogging?

I’ve been offline for a while what with child illness and lack of sleep.

Today I returned to this space and thought about what to post and absolutely nothing came to mind. So I did what I always do and look at the regular blogs I check out.

One particular post caught my eye on Web Worker Daily, concerning making money through your blog.

I can understand that people are out to make a fast buck, and there are specific niches and areas that could make money, but seriously, do some people blog deliberately to make money?

Sure, I know you can stick some ads up and hope that your traffic nets you the odd dollar or six, but I thought most people blogged for the fun of it, not as a revenue stream.

God knows, if I tried to make money through this blog, I’d probably owe Google/whoever a cheque or two, not be waiting for one.

The WWD post does make this point and also suggests that people blog to raise their persona and make connections… hmm, I guess this is true, although if anyone I know workwise actually bothered to read this blog, they’d probably never employ me in an editorial capacity ever again.

Blog Action Day

Our local council has recently introduced kitchen waste recycling, which I was most pleased about.

This means we no longer have the excuse not to recycle the peelings, teabags, leftovers, etc, on the grounds that ‘it encourages worms’, as my dearly beloved has a nematode phobia.

The thing is, my street is a fairly neighbourly one. Many residents have lived here for years and most people are generally on nodding terms with each other.

So, why do some of them flatly refuse to recycle. I can understand why people don’t choose to stop their foreign holidays. I get why many eco-lightbulbs are reviled, because their glow is pretty rubbish. I just don’t know why recycling is still so difficult.

Yes, it’s up to big governments to push forward with reducing targets, but it’s also up us, the little person, the individual to do our bit.

The threat to the globe is real. And we all need to do something… NOW!

Remember: Blog Action Day

Next Monday is Blog Action Day – so any of you bloggers out there who hasn’t signed up, please do so.

It’s very easy, you simply go to the Blog Action Day site and pledge your allegiance. The idea is simple – to get as many bloggers out there all to post about the environment on the same day and raise awareness.

Here’s a short video to try to convince you!